Andrew Carwood directs early-music vocal ensemble The Cardinall’s Musick in a program titled Christ on this Cross: A Meditation on the Crucifixion; a concert of works for Passiontide. We hear English Renaissance composers Byrd and Tallis alongside their Spanish, German, and Italian counterparts, culminating in Palestrina’s powerful setting of Stabat mater dolorosa, the 13th-century hymn to Mary as she weeps at the foot of the cross.
Tonight’s program was recorded live in concert April 11, 2022 in London’s Wigmore Hall. Thanks to WFMT’s association with the European Broadcasting Union, we’re able to bring you this concert as a stream for thirty days following the broadcast. A blue “Listen” button will appear when the link is accessible.